samtrans.com

SamTrans mapMeet Sam(Trans), your chauffeur of sorts to destinations from Half Moon Bay to Palo Alto. The San Mateo County Transit District (which is also responsible for Caltrain) operates this great system of buses connecting San Francisco to destinations in San Mateo County and down the peninsula. SamTrans also offers easy transportation to SFO.

Direct buses are available from San Francisco to many points in San Mateo and along the peninsula. Sam Trans also connects to BART and Caltrain stops to provide service to other destinations like Half Moon Bay and Pacifica.

The Basics

Hours:  6 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Cost:  $2 - Adult, $1.75 - Youth, $1 – Eligible Discount (Senior / Disable / Medicare cardholder)

San Francisco Stations

  •      South San Francisco BART (lines 122, 130)
  •      South San Francisco (lines 35, 36, 130, 132, 292)
  •      S.F. State University (line 122)
  •      Stonestown (line 122)
  •      San Francisco International Airport (line 292)

Destinations

Direct
  • Daly City (lines 122, 391, 24; 7-11 minutes)
  • Colma (lines 122 & 391; 25 minutes)
  • South San Francisco (lines 122, 292, 391, & 397; 45 minutes)
  • Burlingame (lines 292, 391 & 397; 1 hour)
  • San Mateo (lines 292, 391 & 397; 1 hour 30 minutes)
  • San Bruno (line 391; 1 hour 10 minutes)
  • Millbrae (lines 391 & 39; 1 hour 45 minutes)
  • Belmont (lines KX & 391; 1 hour)
  • San Carlos (lines KX, 391 & 397; 1 hour)
  • Redwood City (lines KX 1 hour, 391 397; 1 hour 5 minutes)
  • Brisbane (lines 292 & 397; 35 minutes)
  • Palo Alto (lines KX, 1 hour 20 minutes; line 397, 2 hours and 15 minutes)
  • Menlo Park (lines KX; 1 hour 25 minutes)
  • Atherton (lines KX; 1 hour 10 minutes)
From BART Connection 
  • Pacifica (from Daly City or Colma BART; 30-35 minutes)
From Caltrain Connection
  • Hilsborough (from San Mateo Caltrain line 391 20 -35 minutes depending on destination)
  • Montara (From Colma BART take line 112 to line 294 or line 17 1 hour 20 minutes, from Daly City Bart take line 110 to 17 1 hour 10 minutes. Make note that for both routes biking is necessary to complete the trip to Montara)
  • Half Moon Bay (from Daly City BART take line 110 to line 17, 1 hour and 15 minutes)
From BART or Caltrain
  • Foster City (line 251 17 minutes)